People walk by an electronic stock board in Tokyo. Associated Press
Robust earnings from Google-owner Alphabet and Twitter took the S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes close to record levels on Friday, with data showing the domestic economy slowed lesser than expected in the second quarter providing support.
Japan’s economy contracted slightly in the first quarter as corporate and consumer spending weakened, a Reuters poll showed on Friday. Exports also deteriorated amid trade disputes and weaker global demand, hurting the trade-reliant economy. Gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to have fallen 0.2% in January-March on an annualised basis,
Japan’s economic growth unexpectedly accelerated in January-March, driven by net contributions from exports and defying forecasts for a contraction in the world’s third-largest economy. However, the surprise expansion was mostly caused by imports declining faster than exports, likely reflecting weak domestic demand,
The bitter trade war between China and the United States kept Asian factory activity mostly in decline in August, business surveys showed, strengthening the case for policymakers to unleash fresh stimulus to fend off recession risks.
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, emphasised that Foreign Direct Investment flows into Dubai in 2019 continued to grow remarkably,
The United States and India are racing to negotiate a limited trade deal that US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi can sign at the United Nations General Assembly in New York at the end of September,
The inaugural edition of the EuroTier Middle East 2019 that concluded at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center recently facilitated trade deals worth Dhs100 million, and attracted over 10,892 visitors during its three-day run,